On Feb. 27, AZRE hosted the 8th Annual RED Awards reception at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix to recognize the most notable commercial real estate projects of 2012 and the construction teams involved. AZRE held an open call for nominations and more than 100 projects were submitted by architects, contractors, developers and brokerage firms in Arizona. To view all 2013 RED Awards Winners and Honorable Mentions, go here >
Architect of the Year
Butler Design Group
Winner of Best Industrial Project: Dick’s Sporting Goods Distribution Center
Winner of Best Retail Project: Shops at Town & Country
Butler Design Group’s passion for an unparalleled commitment to client service has made it one of Arizona’s leaders in the retail and industrial specialty marketplace. That was especially true in 2012 with its work on a pair of 2013 RED Award category winners, Dick’s Sporting Goods Distribution Center (industrial) and the Shops at Town & Country (retail). Dick’s Sporting Goods was the fourth distribution center of its kind for BDG, but utilized a design vocabulary that combined the feel of its retail outlets, the function of the distribution warehouse, and the operations of a 20,000 SF office support group. At Town & Country, BDG helped carry out the theme of rebirth. Since the firm’s inception in 1996, it has designed and completed more than 20 MSF of office, industrial, retail, and specialty projects.